Thiam Geok, 76, was a housewife. The mother of seven who has 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, said she cooked for her children and brought them to school in the early days, while her husband was the breadwinner, driving a taxi for 40 years. She recalled that he was one of the first cabbies which only had a fan, unlike taxis today that have air condition.
These days, she joins voluntary welfare organisation, O’Joy Care Services, in their activities in the mornings. In the afternoons, she would go home to do housework. She shared that she is mainly at home and rarely goes out, other than for the occasional mahjong with her neighbours. And on the weekends, she bonds with her family, and they go shopping together and have meals outside.